By Gregg W. Morris – The filmmakers really want you to have nightmares!
By Gregg W. Morris, Part 2 Includes: Synchronicity? Making a Big Promising Movie on an Ultra-modest Budget. The Magic of Moviemaking. Casting. What’s next after the New York Latino Film Festival?
By Gregg W. Morris – Bouncing around a sometimes-abusive foster care system, a creative and spunky 12-year-old Alicia Willis (Tayler Buck) ditches school to visit her military veteran father Beaumont “Bo” Willis (Edi Gathegi) who, because of a battle-induced brain injury during his service in Iraq, suffers from PTSD, and is homeless and living on LA’s Skid Row. This brief synopsis is the tip of the iceberg for this compelling story.
By Gregg W. Morris – This year’s Main Slate showcases films from 17 different countries, including new titles from celebrated auteurs, extraordinary work from directors making their NYFF debuts, and captivating features that earned acclaim at international festivals.
By Gregg W. Morris – Nicola and his friends dream of a lush life of fancy clothes, expenive restaurants, lavish consumer goods and sex with beautiful nubile girls as well as trysts at brothels. And, of course, they want more expensive motor scooters. Their dreams come true – at a cost! – in Director Claudio Giovannesi’s superbly lensed cinemagraphic tale.
By Gregg W. Morris – About the rapid tangling and gradual untangling of impetuosity, resentment, and abiding love between a married couple negotiating their divorce and the custody of their son. Starring Adam Driver as Charlie, a 100-percent New York experimental theater director; Scarlett Johansson as Nicole, his principal actress and soon-to-be LA-based ex-wife. Siding with Nicole is Nora Fanshaw played by Laura Dern and on Charlie’s side is a “nice” character played Alan Alda and “not-so-nice” character played by Ray Liotta.
The roster of rich talent behind and in front of the camera and at the core of THE IRISHMAN are four great artists: Joe Pesci as Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino, Al Pacino as Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, and Robert De Niro as their right-hand man, Frank Sheeran, each working in the closest harmony imaginable with the film’s incomparable creator, Martin Scorsese.THE IRISHMAN will be released in select theaters and on Netflix later this year.
NYLFF 2019 will feature more than 83 films representing 10 countries, spanning all genres including features, shorts, documentaries, web series and experimental films starring, about and for the U.S. Latino community.
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